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Shots fired at Fort Lauderdale airport, 5 reported dead

Shots were fired at Florida's Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday, The Washington Post reports. Five people have been killed, a law official said, and over a dozen other people have been injured, a local mayor told CNN.

The suspect is believed to have been a lone shooter and possibly a member of the military, and is currently in custody. Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca said the gunman was a passenger on a flight from Canada and had the weapon in his checked bag. He took the gun into the bathroom to load before opening fire in the baggage area:

Planes are not allowed to enter or leave Fort Lauderdale for the time being. Planes en route to the airport have been diverted to other Florida landing strips and flights scheduled to leave the airport have been grounded.

President-elect Donald Trump responded to the news of the attack:

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was at the airport at the time of the incident, and confirmed the reports. Jeva Lange

This is a breaking story and has been updated throughout.